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dc.contributor.authorSharifzadeh, Hamid
dc.contributor.authorArdekani, Iman
dc.contributor.authorMcLoughlin, I.V.
dc.description.abstractWhispered speech, as a relatively common form of communications, has received little research effort in spite of its usefulness in everyday vocal communications. Apart from a few notable studies analysing the main whispered vowels and some quite general estimations of whispered speech characteristics, a classic vowel space determination has been lacking for whispers. Aligning with the previous published work which aimed to redress this shortfall by presenting a vowel formant space for whispers, this paper studies Singapore English (SgE) from this respect. Furthermore, by comparing the shift amounts between normal and whispered vowel formants in two different English accents, British West Midlands (WM) and SgE, the study also considers the question of generalisation of shift amount and direction for two dissimilar accent groupings. It is further suggested that the shift amounts for each vowel are almost consistent for F2 while these vary for F1, showing the role of accent in proposing a general correlation between normal and whispered vowels on first formant. This paper presents the results of the formant analysis, in terms of acoustic vowel space mappings, showing differences between normal and whispered speech for SgE, and compares this to results obtained from the analysis of more standard English.en_NZ
dc.publisherAsia-Pacific Signal and Information Association (APSIPA)en_NZ
dc.subjectSingapore English (SgE)en_NZ
dc.subjectBritish Englishen_NZ
dc.subjectBritish West Midlands English (WM)en_NZ
dc.subjectspeech analysisen_NZ
dc.subjectwhispered speechen_NZ
dc.titleComparative whisper vowel space for Singapore English and British English accentsen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden200402 Computational Linguisticsen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationSharifzadeh, H. R., Ardekani, I. T., & McLoughlin, I. (2015, December). Comparative Whisper Vowel Space for Singapore English and British English Accents. In IEEE (Ed.), Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Conference (APSIPA)en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institutionUniversity of Kent (Kent, United Kingdom)en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleProceedings of the Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Conference (APSIPA)en_NZ
unitec.conference.titleAsia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Conference (APSIPA)en_NZ
unitec.conference.orgThe Hong Kong Polytechnic Universityen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgAsia-Pacific Signal and Information Association (APSIPA)en_NZ
unitec.conference.orgCroucher Foundation Sponsorship of Cenferenceen_NZ
unitec.conference.locationHong Kongen_NZ

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